Caleb Plant (19-0 11 KOs) is set to make his second title defense of his IBF Middleweight belt against mandatory challenger, Vincent Feigenbutz on February 15th at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The co-feature will have welterweight contenders Bryant Parrella and Abel Ramos square off as well.
Caleb Plant bringing it home
Caleb Plant won his title a year ago when he took José Uzcategui to a decision. Winning the fight put Plant’s name in the limelight and he successfully defended his belt against Mike Lee on the Pacquiao-Thurman undercard. Plant looks to get a win in front of his home crowd.
“I’m very excited to bring my world title home to Nashville in my second title defense,” said Plant. “It’ll be in front of all of my family and friends and I plan to put on a spectacular performance. Vincent Feigenbutz is a very tough, rugged European fighter. He’s got a big knockout ratio, but this is my backyard and I will not let any man come in here and rain on my parade. On February 15, I’m representing my hometown and my home city with pride. I believe this will be the first of many fights that we hold at The Bridgestone in Nashville. This fight isn’t going 12-rounds. Nashville, stand up!”
Figenbutz is a very dangerous opponent for plant and will he his toughest challenge to date. Sitting at 31-2 with 28 knockouts, Figenbutz brings a vicious power to Plant and plans on the upset.
“It has always been my goal to have a big fight like this in the U.S.,” said Feigenbutz. “I am not going there to lose. I am coming over to become only the second German boxer, after the legendary Max Schmeling, to win the world title in the U.S. and bring the belt back home to Germany. I hope everyone in my home country will have my back and support me on this journey. For me, Plant is the strongest of all super middleweight world champions. We are the underdog, but we won’t make it as easy for Caleb, like in his last fight. We know how difficult a fight on American soil is, so there is only one strategy: Get the knockout!”
Bryant Perrella-Abel Ramos
The co-feature, as mentioned earlier, has two of the best welterweight prospects boxing has to offer. Perrella (17-2 14 KOs) is ready to step up on a big opportunity like he has now. But he knows he should not overlook Ramos.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to showcase my talent,” said Perrella. “I have a quality opponent in front of me in Abel Ramos and I’m looking to make a statement on February 15. I’m going to show everyone once again that I’m a serious threat to anyone in the welterweight division.”
Across from him, Ramos (25-3-2 19 KOs) is another tough challenge for a young fighter. Ramos is excited for what 2020 will bring to him and his team.
“I can’t wait to start my year off fight a great fight on FOX,” said Ramos. “I know that I have a tough opponent across from me on February 15. I’m here to give a performance that makes me standout in this division. I know that after this fight, everyone will see I’m one of the best welterweights and that I’m going to have a huge 2020.”
“We’re thrilled that championship boxing is back in Nashville with their homegrown world champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant defending his super middleweight title on February 15,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Caleb Plant has made a name for himself as one of the sport’s elite fighters and will look to continue to solidify his place in the stacked 168-pound division. He’ll be facing a hard-hitting fighter in Germany’s Vincent Feigenbutz, who is sure to apply the pressure and try to upset Plant in his hometown. Expect an all action main event live on FOX from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.”